Retired seven-time Grand Slam champion Justine Henin announced on her Facebook page that she and her partner Benoit Bertuzzo are about to become parents in the spring of 2013.
Benoit and me have beautiful news to announce… Yes, soon we will be three. Our small piece will arrive in March. We are super happy!
The relationship of Justine and Benoit hasn’t been publicized much. According to 7sur7.be, they met in February 2011 via mutual friends. Benoit is in his forties. He’s a director and cameraman, from Namur, Belgium.
It will be the 30-year-old Justine’s first child. There still are no news about the couple’s engagement or marriage. The tennis star has one failed marriage behind her, though. In 2002, she wed Pierre-Yves Hardenne and became Justine Henin-Hardenne, but five years later they divorced.
Henin first retired in 2008, due to physical and mental exhaustion and in order to try to redefine herself outside of the tennis world, then she returned in 2010 and quit the sport for the second time early last year, due to a right elbow injury. (photo: Family of Sport)